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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 8944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Fireworks fanatics

For many Americans, Independence Day means relaxation. But for fireworks professional Dan Nitzan and his crew, the holiday...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by KeepPetsInsideJuly4th, on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 8944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent shares her history, plans

Although she's the U.S.-born daughter of a U.S.-born Air Force employee, Gloria Hernandez — the new superintendent of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by been there, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 8941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ponders health benefits for its own members

The Palo Alto school board is weighing the pros and cons of offering health benefits to its own members following a subcommittee's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 33 comments | 8941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure effort stymied by info gap

For more than a half century, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has stood out as a quiet counterpoint to Palo Alto's affluent,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 207 comments | 8938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We're the best; no, the worst

Palo Altans tend to identify strongly with the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's fictitious Lake Wobegon, "where all the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:19 am | 8 comments | 8936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council has no appetite for doing away with PC zones

Facing a plate full of development projects, Palo Alto City Council members Monday night didn't show any appetite for doing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by JCC bashers unite, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 89 comments | 8935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City leaders support limiting use of plastic bags

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Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by Logical Environmentalist, on Nov 8, 2008 at 11:18 am | 39 comments | 8934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor

Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by think, on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 14 comments | 8926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gives Gunn time for counseling reforms

A Gunn High School committee will have until early next year to develop long-term reforms to the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 114 comments | 8923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents seeing green over Charleston-Arastradero bike boulevard

It's been a highly contentious roadway for more than a decade, with everyone from motorists and bicyclists to pedestrians...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Captain Obvious, on Jun 2, 2014 at 8:21 am | 96 comments | 8915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 8914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial service for Sam Webster set for Sunday

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Palo Alto businessman and community booster Sam Webster, who died early Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Siobhan Rhea Surraco, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 17 comments | 8914 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Olympian Amy Chow dives into a new challenge

When we last saw Amy Chow on a competitive stage, the Castilleja School grad was launching herself skyward in the pole vault....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Helen Bayly, on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 8913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts for lighter touch in new Baylands bridge

Palo Alto's design competition for an iconic bike bridge leading to the Baylands reached a dramatic and surprising conclusion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by David, on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:28 am | 65 comments | 8911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto high and dry?

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Original post made on Nov. 28, 2007
Last comment by Spreck Rosekrans, on Dec 19, 2007 at 8:46 pm | 31 comments | 8906 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downtown Palo Alto assault leaves man in critical condition

A late-night fight between two groups of men in downtown Palo Alto last weekend ended with one man unconscious in the hospital...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Crime, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 8906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Departing teacher pleads: 'Keep the play in kindergarten'

After 27 years of teaching 5-year-olds, Ginny Russell is departing this month with a cri de coeur -- a cry of the heart....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Carol Lowman, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 47 comments | 8904 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

40-YEAR-OLD DOWNTOWN YOGA CENTER FORCED OUT ... It's the final namaste for Palo Alto's oldest yoga studio. The California...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 3, 2014 at 7:16 am | 17 comments | 8904 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys must forfeit 11 basketball games

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Original post made on Feb. 16, 2008
Last comment by Terry, on Feb 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm | 179 comments | 8888 Views
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